Our experienced Geotechnical Engineers and Engineering Geologists perform Geotechnical Investigations to obtain information on physical properties of soil and rock in order to design earthworks and foundations for proposed structures. A geotechnical investigation usually includes surface and subsurface exploration of a site.
Surface exploration can include geologic mapping and geophysical methods or it can be as simple as a geotechnical professional walk around the site to observe the physical conditions.
Subsurface exploration usually involves soil sampling by boring or excavating of trial pits. The investigation might include in-situ tests or laboratory tests of the soil samples retrieved.